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Tibor K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3959) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3959

Videotape testimony of Tibor K., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1933. He recounts attending a Jewish elementary school; one aunt's emigration to Palestine; having to leave their home in 1941 due to anti-Jewish laws; moving to Hlohovec in 1942; attending school; his brother's birth in July 1944; arrival of Germans after the Slovak uprising in August; hiding with friends in Bratislava for two days, then in a friend's house in Trnávka until November; living with a Christian family in a bunker they built under their house; receiving food packages from a friend in Hlohovec; a doctor agreeing to treat his brother when he became very ill in January 1945; a friend finding a house for them in Borinka; posing as peasants; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Bratislava; attending gymnasium; and emigration to Israel in November 1948. Mr. K. discusses how lucky he was that his family survived together; attributing their survival to help from many non-Jews; his father testifying on behalf of a man who helped them, but had killed other Jews; and continuing contact with their rescuers to whom they sent material support for many years.

Author/Creator
K., Tibor, 1933-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
January 31, 1997.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tibor K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3959). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4528288
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